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1 March, 2015
– but the guitar world is the last to recognise this, as was revealed in London on Thursday – It...  
22 February, 2015
Here is an imaginary conversation in the manner much loved by the Ancient Greeks of an imaginary conversation between a...  
14 February, 2015
Many is the talented guitar player who has come seriously unstuck by ignoring the warning pains I describe below. And...  
10 February, 2015
It can be a complete waste of time. There are other ways to improve your playing. 1 Contrary to popular...  
8 February, 2015
– for everywhere I go I am reminded of guitar playing – Decided to put the old box away, close...  
31 January, 2015
– only music stops me from tipping over the edge – Arrived back in London town, shocked, on Wednesday after...  
22 January, 2015
Very pleased to share with you some highlights from my activities for 2015: 24 – 26th January, Oklahoma, USA I...  
17 January, 2015
Also: an Apache Concerto, the best fish dish ever, and my week in Mexico My eye was caught this week...  
3 January, 2015
– Stick to them and 2015 will be a great year for us – unless events take over like in...  
28 December, 2014
My next blog will be posted during the first weekend of the New Year 2015. Best wishes to all for...  
18 December, 2014
Here are a few quotes which I have found thought provoking and amusing during 2014. Enjoy Christmas, or if you...  
13 December, 2014
– The Crown Jewels of English Lute Music now available free online in Matthew Holmes’ hand-written manuscripts – His name...  
6 December, 2014
Classical guitarists are famously reputed to be unable to string together a sequence of phrases without an exaggerated reliance on...  
29 November, 2014
– but it all started with crowds going mad in a department store – This has been a joined-up sort...  
22 November, 2014
– first get the sound right, and dexterity will follow on from that- Right hand technique is about two things:...  
17 November, 2014
While right hand technique hogs all the attention, left hand technique is considered mechanical and simple by comparison But is...  
7 November, 2014
Can’t let this moment pass without noting the passing away of flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata. If ever there was...  
25 October, 2014
– all of these exercises take less than 60 seconds each – 1 Open string arpegios in different patterns. How...  
25 October, 2014
– the complete bluffer’s guide, which might just turn you into the real thing. Now, that is what I call...  
17 October, 2014
For YouTube link click here to my own recording of the work. The timings below refer to this video. There...  
11 October, 2014
– they have no idea, and care not a jot, for “doing it right” and why should they – Actually...  
4 October, 2014
– Every recording technology has had its own specia ilmpact on live guitar concerts- It all started with a 78...  
28 September, 2014
– Or break ranks and become the first nailess wonder guitar player of the 21st century 1 Smooth them with...  
19 September, 2014
My tour includes concerts and teaching for one of the world´s most innovative guitar teaching programmes 15th Septemner 2014, at...  
15 September, 2014
– arriving at a southern resort I meet a weird gypsy guitarist, and get wet- Yesterday it began to rain...  
13 September, 2014
– concerts and gigs are not only about playing well – 1 Consider every aspect related to a performance. You...  
30 August, 2014
September means a fresh start for everyone, guitar-players too. Resist the pressure to conform and do it your way. The...  
22 August, 2014
– an insider’s guide to Falla’s Tombeau – No matter the level of your playing, there is every reason why...  
16 August, 2014
– my companion and I are involved in a hair-raising escape from near death on the London Underground Subway –...  
9 August, 2014
…and make them personal 1 Consider the style and period of the music. 2 Discover the life, times and personality...  
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